Athletes are some of the best-paid individuals in the world. Most of them make their money from prize money, endorsements and advertisements. However, some athletes have made some seriously wrong financial decisions losing their wealth and becoming bankrupt.
10. Lenny Dykstra
Earnings $40 million
One of the best baseball players, Lenny was well known for living beyond his means. He had multiple debts from many creditors. He is also in court facing a lifetime incarceration on embezzlement charges. The baseball player has also been jailed for nudity before.
Earnings; $ 40 million
This football player lost all his fortune when he was found to be a drug, dealer. He also suffered heavily from having nine kids all from different women leading to more child support than any man can handle.
8. Sheryl Swoopes
Earnings $50 million
She is one of the best talents to grace Women’s basketball. But due to leaving all her financial side to be carried out by her lawyers and agent they sucked her dry, and she filed for bankruptcy in 2007.